If you go to Mali one day and you see a computer with a HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) screen, a PC card with a capacity of one giga Ram (Random-access memory), a A 1.4 gigahertz processor, a mouse and a keyboard, all running under “Ubuntu” and that it bears the mark of “Limmorgal” do not be surprised. Rest assured, this is not one of those many cheap and poor quality computers that flood the African market.
The designer of this machine is Mamadou Iam Diallo who is Doctor of Physics, ICT expert, and a teacher at the Higher Institute of Training and Applied Research (ISFRA) in Bamako. “We designed this machine to help reduce the digital divide, but also to popularize the computer tool especially in schools,” he said.
In addition to being available for the price of 171,000 Fcfa, this computer can be powered by solar energy. Low in power consumption, the machine just needs 24 watts for its start-up.
The designer of this machine does not intend to stop at this version of his invention. Indeed, it intends to develop the product in the future so that it can satisfy other needs.